Anderson Cooper is on vacation w/ Andy Cohen, did his bf stage the makeout pics?

Anderson instagrammed the above pic with the caption “Look who just took the same Instagram pic as me.”

Yesterday we heard that Anderson Cooper was on vacation in Croatia with his boyfriend when he was confronted with those awful photos of his boyfriend making out with another guy in public. It would have made for an awkward vacation if that was the case – or was it? Cooper recently posted a photo on Instagram of Bravo VP and “Watch What Happens Live” host, Andy Cohen, along with the caption “Look who just took the same Instagram pic as me.” (That picture is above.) That same Instagram pic he’s referring to was a sunset in Croatia, judging by their recent Instagram photos, taken at the same time. (Note: I installed Instagram on my iPad for this story and am not a fan. Why do they limit you to an iPod/iPhone size app and why can’t you use it to see photos on a PC? Update: thanks to Mimi for pointing me to Webstagram. You still need to sign up for Instagram through the app though.)

So this means that Andy and Anderson are on vacation together, and that they might be a new couple! Granted some people are saying that they’ve been friends for years, and that they’re with a group of friends, but I want to believe they’re together. People have been rooting for them to hook up for some time. We’ve heard that Anderson and Andy are friends, and last year The Enquirer ran a story that Andy was hoping to date Anderson, even though Anderson was in a long term relationship.

Maybe those photos of Anderson’s (ex?) boyfriend, Ben Maisani, making out with another guy were staged to send a message that Ben wasn’t the one Anderson was referring to when he wrote that he was gay and that “I love, and I am loved.” Maybe Anderson was in a new relationship with someone who encouraged him to come out of the closet. Maybe Anderson dumped Ben for Andy, and Ben was pissed and wanted to get back at him, prompting Anderson to post that photo of Andy. Whatever went on, it doesn’t look like it’s as cut and dried as we thought.

I’m thinking that In Touch got it wrong and that Anderson wasn’t on vacation with Ben, he was on vacation with Andy. (Andy instagrammed a photo of himself on the water three days ago, so he’s probably been there the whole time.) Yay! I really hope they’re together. I don’t know much about this Ben guy, but he owns a gay bar. I can’t help but think he’s not worthy, you know?

Thanks to Gawker for the lead for this story!

I found these photos on one of those Instagram collection sites. I think they’re from last year, as the Enquirer ran one of them in their story around that time.

Update: Clearer version of Andy’s photo – so cute!

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  1. neelyo says:

    Ugh. Andy Cohen (aka the ‘out’ Ryan Seacrest) is nothing more than a pimp of trash. But I guess since Anderson Cooper is now doing that gutter level talk show of his, they have lots in common.

  2. Sue says:

    That 3rd paragraph had me laughng out loud. So catty sounding…..

  3. Mimi says:

    CB try on your PC, etc., to view Instagram pics.

  4. teehee says:

    I think he isnt referring to anyone when he says “I love, and am loved” but to just say that he is capable of love like anyone else and is capable of being loved for what he is, regardless of how the public or media might react.

  5. Mimi says:

    My pleasure. Thanks for assuaging my insomnia with witty gossip. :)

  6. Liberty says:

    Love Anderson, and hope he is happy with Andy, because NYC friends have described Ben in unflattering terms in the past (pre Cooper).

  7. Trina says:

    Yuck! Is this high school again? How childish! Just break up and move on instead of debuting competing pictures.

  8. Maritza says:

    These two look good together and make sense also, they have similar careers and are both successful.

  9. Jennifer12 says:

    Oh, I so hope this is true! Maybe the photos are of Ben and his boyfriend, and the thought that Andy and Anderson are the real couple: yes!

  10. Cidee says:

    AndandAnd ??? yes, please. LOVE them as a couple!

  11. melangie says:

    Love Andy Cohen. Listened to his book on my phone at the beach this summer & it was so funny. He really comes off as very sincere. By the end of the book, I felt like I’d been at the beach with a great, chatty friend. Anderson would be lucky to be with him.

  12. Celeste says:

    I hope that it’s true as well. They look good together!

  13. mewmow says:

    They do look good together, but here is a stupid question and I am being completely honest. Who is Andy Cohen? I had never heard of him until recently and now he is everywhere. Can’t figure out where he came from all of a sudden, what am I missing? :-)

  14. Shiba says:

    Andy’s not butch enough for Anderson – sorry. Someone had to say it.

  15. Roma says:

    I swear this is exactly what I said on the original post and people kind of came down on me thinking they were staged to show Ben was no longer with Anderson.

    If true, all I can say is “gossip booyah!”

  16. Roma says:

    Also – did you purposefully link to the kissing picture with not impressed Makayla?

  17. Reece says:

    They look good together. Andy looks less douchy than Ben. Go for it Anderson!

  18. RobN says:

    I think I liked it better when he was in the closet and we didn’t have to deal with some sort of dueling boyfriend picture thing that seems like everybody’s still in the eighth grade. At least when he was in the closet, I got to pretend that Anderson was actually kind of a mature adult who didn’t play stupid games.

    • Kim says:

      What stupid games? Ben was on a date with a guy and paps didn’t know he was no longer AC boyfriend.AC posted pics from his vacation.Ben and AC were at the gym Friday so they remain friends.

      • RobN says:

        Pictures come out of cheating boyfriend, followed by Cooper putting out pictures that lead everybody to wonder if this is his new guy and what it means that it’s not a picture of the old guy. Tit for tat crap and it’s very eighth grade. I’m just saying that I preferred it when Cooper kept things private, lived his life and didn’t spend his time contributing to the mass of celebrity gossip crap, and was just a good journalist.

  19. claire says:

    They look cute together. Cute pics. But I have a hard time seeing them as a couple!

  20. Peg says:

    I love Andy Cohen, and I’m a gay woman! I’d go on vacation with him!

  21. mary says:

    I don’t think there’s any romance between Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen. They’re friends and often go on vacations together. Anderson Cooper’s instagram photos also shows Kelly Ripa is also in Croatia with him.

    The story is Anderson Cooper is on vacation with Ben, Andy Cohen, Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos. He found out about the photos while on this cruise. Maybe they’ve put Ben in a corner on the other side of the yacht or maybe AC & Ben have an understanding.

  22. hoganbcmj says:

    Ugh, you guys are like my mother. Just because two cute gay guys are friends doesn’t mean they’re sleeping together. (well, occasionally it doesn’t mean that)

  23. thetruthhurts says:

    Oh my God, I would LOOOOOOVE this couple! Love them both, please make it true! Best gay couple evah!!!

  24. Bella Bella says:

    Ummm… cutest couple EVER!!!

  25. When I saw the pictures this morning, the first thing I thought is that they look staged and disturbing. But what is their angle?!

  26. Kim says:

    For the nth time Ben was not cheating He and Anderson broke up weeks ago.They are still friends, though.They are not playing childish games or staging pics.They are enjoying their lives, living their lives.

  27. Christine says:

    Don’t worry Anderson, if the gay men’s world is promiscuous as some believe, your lonely, hurt situation is like waiting for a bus, “another one will be along soon.”

  28. crazycatlady says:

    Ew. No. Andy Cohen is gross.

  29. iseepinkelefants says:

    Oh no MK better get his shank ready.

    At first I couldn’t stand Andy. During Flipping Out’s first season reunion he grossed me out by practically eye raping Jeff Lewis but he grew on me a little with WWHL. I still can’t with him stealing all of Dlisted’s stories for his mazel/jackholes, but I say meh to these two. I’m not invested in either so I’m not bovvered.

    I will say though that a) Anderson is not Andy’s type (he’s said he likes JFK Jr types) and b) Andy’s a bit gutter for Cooper. But opposites attract and that I guess.

  30. Di says:

    Love Andy Cohen – always happy and smiling – hope they are together because love both of ‘em.

  31. Hmmm says:

    Andy Cohen is a soulless, exploitative sleazebucket. If he and AC are friends, AC just went way down in my estimation.

    • Kenny says:

      I’ve disliked Cooper for sometime because I think he’s a bad journalist, ever since he started his stupid talk show. But yeah after this my respect for him went down to absolute zero. I don’t want to know the personal lives of my journalists, I just really don’t understand why he would compromise his professional position with his personal life and that dumb talk show.

  32. Mandy says:

    LOVE IT! Oh, I hope this is true. They would make the cutest couple ever!!

  33. Az says:

    If Andy Cohen and Anderson get together it will reinforce my belief that somewhere in hell there’s a contract with Andy Cohen’s signature on it…

  34. Meghan says:

    OMG I love them as a couple. I expecially love Andy he is a fantastic, funny person and he would lighten AC up. Perfect combo…talk about a power couple